The Central Food Technological Research Institute, since its inception on October 21, 1950, has been striving towards facing one of the country‘s biggest challenges of achieving food and nutritional security. With the ever increasing population and demand for arable lands, it is not surprising that a country with agriculture as its occupation is fraught with apprehensions to keep its people self sufficient and healthy. Concerns over food security have existed throughout history. Providing ‘adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices’ has become a challenge, leaving people undernourished. Malnutrition among rural children is almost a phenomenon. The World Bank has described malnutrition as ‘India‘s silent emergency’. This problem needs to be resolved, with the effort of every Indian citizen. As an Institute, we have the important and responsible roles in providing solutions.
For the last six decades CFTRI has been contributing enormously towards the growth of food technology in the country. Commendable success has been achieved in all its intervention programs, resulting in many nutritious products for the benefit of people of all age groups. Some of the technologies that found their way to the market space have been very well received and have made a great impact in the day to day life of every Indian. Our highly efficient and energetic scientific staff, ably assisted by our support departments, have conceptualized and delivered many brilliant products and technologies. With the growing technology and skills among the young researchers and students, we are sure to achieve much more.
We, at CFTRI look forward to every opportunity to serving the nation. It will be a pleasure to take you along with us, if you are a potential scientist, student, industrialist or an entrepreneur with a similar passion. This web interface will help you with the relevant information you are seeking for.
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(PROF. RAM RAJASEKHARAN)